Defense leads William & Mary to 17-7 win over JMU

Jared Velasquez had a 90-yard interception return for a

touchdown as the William & Mary defense forced three turnovers

and blocked a field goal attempt in a 17-7 win over James Madison

on Saturday.

Trailing 7-3 midway through the third quarter, William &

Mary (5-3, 2-2 Colonial) blocked a 31-yard field goal attempt by

Cameron Starke on fourth-and-1. The Tribe then drove down the field

and scored on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Brent Caprio to Tre

McBride, giving William & Mary a 10-7 lead. McBride had 84

yards receiving on 10 receptions.

James Madison (5-3, 2-2) had the ball on the William & Mary

31-yard line midway through the fourth when Velasquez picked off a

pass by Michael Birdsong for the interception return for a


It was the fourth time this season William & Mary has held

its opponent to seven points or fewer.